thetmaxx (830) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bomber, color is copper, OK lacing. Aroma is piney and lemony. There is a bit of spiceiness. I did detect the hint of rye. Overall it is crazy, but not so amazing that it warrants a anniversary for stone.
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice orange with average white head. Aroma is lemon, sage, slight dank (most of pretty much any Stone beer Iíve had) and some sweetness. Taste is a full double IPA with definite lemon verbena from my days as a plant dork. This stuff is straight up southern California chaparral! The smells and tastes of summer in this one. Not sure that it really blends well with a DIPA but if I ever get off my ass again and homebrew this is the kind of garbage I would make. Overall, really nice in my homer opinion but I hate most stone stuff and will probably grow to hate this over the next month.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. This is a big Double IPA. Strong bitterness, grapefruit and pine. Nice balance of malt in the background. Sticky and pungent. Solid finish. Tasty.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Mayo. Nice, typical nose from Stone- sour grapefruit, lemon, pine. Big bitterness up front; more lemon & citrus, pine. As it warmed, I got more of the lemon verbena- which tasted a little too herbal/basil/vegetable for me. Overall, a good beer, tho. Will probably buy/try some more.
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear bright orange with a sudsy white head that settles to a soapy film and lacing. Aroma is big resinous hops some pungent spice and strong lemon zest call me crazy, but I smell curry too. Taste is just the norm for Stone with big pungent bitter resinous hops and pine needles along with a spicy pepper note that brings me back to think of Asian food. Palate is fizzy slick /sticky and finishes chalky dry. Complex and pretty tasty!
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon spruce is how I sum this beer up. The citrus character turns into that with the lemon oil which is a tad bit more prevalent. Nice dry character at the end of this beer. Perfume like with the malt bill which yields the high abv. A tad bit astringent for me but overall a nice beer. Think that might be the rye causing that effect.
Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting aroma with lemon and pine notes. Pours a clear amber, with a white head. This is a complex beer... thereís notes from the rye, a lingering bitterness from the hops, all gently wrapped in lemon. Slick on the palate, with a full mouthfeel. I will be getting more of this before it disappears into the past.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from AJs Arcadia. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a soapy off-white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma of caramel, pine, herbs, and lemon. Taste is sweet and bitter with plenty of herbal and lemony notes. A bit of spice as well. Medium bodied and somewhat sticky. The vegetal/herbal character of this beer is just overpowering. Still a good beer, but not great for my tastes.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo. Nose - citrus, herbs, Somewhat Spiced up front. Reminds me of another Stone brew. The rye is pretty noticable. Little hints of citrus and almost a rosemary type of flavor. Alcohol is well hidden.
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, but vibrant orange with a thick off white lacing. Tropical and citrus notes, with a noticeable amount of alcohol present. Somewhat spicy with hints of lemon that are blended in such a way that they accentuate the hop profiles. Bitter in flavor and medium in body